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, one that we're very proud of is the midmarket payroll tax initiatives. that is to make san francisco much more attracttive to entrepreneurial companies and renovate a blighted area. we're particularly proud of this kind of public-private partnership to move the city forward. now join me in welcoming the city's first asian american mayor and i'm very proud to say a member of the lee tribe, the 43rd mayor of san francisco, ed lee. (applause). >> thank you, judy, very much for that introduction. good morning, everyone. >> good morning. >> it's great to be here at the san francisco chamber and of course the center for economic development here, your breakfast for 2012, it's my pleasure to be here. i walked in as ed from wells fargo was talking and i just wanted to make sure you knew, i am eternally grateful it the chamber, to wells fargo for helping me create 5,200 jobs for our kids. that's a wonderful accomplishment. i've been your mayor for almost two years now and everybody is coming up to me and asking, are you enjoying it? you know, some of the politics in the city it's hard to
the compendium or payroll tax, all of the variety of cost of doing business and this is why i think i understand from what you're saying, that would be harder to prosecute, i completely understand that. we may decide that's a problem, but i think that's what i hear you saying, you're not necessarily saying if the surcharge was on health care and that money was not used for health care, that that would be -- to me, that's much more clear cut situation. >> that's exactly what i'm saying but i do want to say it's not theoretical, without going into the open investigation that we have, i will say that it was obvious to me as i think it was to the grand jury that they're moving to a broader surcharge language, at least a number of them are and that trend may continue, so that the ability to track exactly what they're taking in and what they're paying out and whether or not they're making any type of misrepresentation to their customers is more difficult. >> thank you, logs, any -- colleague, any additional questions. er >> we'll hear from the tax collector's office, thank you very much. >> good afte
, wind down pay off the debt so the tax increment in the series is available for distribution to the taxing entities, city, county, bart, schools. free up the taxes generated for distribution to the other entities. in the case of san francisco we do have a lot at stake. a number of these area plans which the commission approved the board approved as i indicated, made or approved, hunters point, mission bay, trans bay, another obligations that need to be implemented, they are in many cases 30 year plants. mission bay, hald done. trans way, just getting started, going for the terminal, housing production, infrastructure needed along folsom, is getting started, 700 acres still left to be done over the course of 20-30 years. what 1483 did, because it is a separate legal entity, apart from the city and county of san francisco, acknowledged that the surviving obligations and successor agencies in fact are not part of the city and county of san francisco is adopted on february 1. on june 27, when the governor signed that bill into law, so-called clean-up, we had to revisit the
of infrastructure districts which is in a form of tax increment financing, in the wake of redevelopment agencies, more focus came to this tool, this year and two major bills are on the governor's desk at this point. ab2144 which is the speakers bill, generally provides a broader use of infrastructure financing districts. one thing the two bills and i will discuss the second bill in a second, have in common, and this was a fatal flaw i think in earlier versions of infrastructure financing district bills. it would have allowed entities to scoop up tax increments out of school districts share of local and both of these bills have prohibitions against that. the reason is the state is compelled to backfill any of those kind of redirections. so these bills have a higher degree of promise of being approved. the speakers bill is a broader-based bill it is more akin to a redevelopment agency structure and the one unique feature of this bill different from the second bill i mentioned as second, is that it still requires a vote to establish the infrastructure district. 55 percent vote of the populous and t
through the special tax assessment against the specific parcel over a 20-year term. the port must opt into the special tax district, however the special taxes are secured by the tenant's leasehold interest. >> port in return would pay its prorated share of the special taxes which is approximately 35 percent, and that was derived by the amount of space that the port occupies as compared to the project over all. which are estimated to be approximately $100,000 annually. >> the sublease agreement, between the port and prologis provides for the reimbursement of the taxes leveed against the tenants especially to reduce the operating expenses. >> the project sponsor through the controls and the project sponsor is over here aaron blinkly and cordova is the director and johnson is represent as well. they have prepared extensive models on the energy safe ands their estimates through the sustain able improvements will be approximately $100,000 annually. so that equates to the cost of the special tax assessment. and so that is in the first year. the projections, however, take into account energy
a is a temporary 8-year, $79 parcel tax on properties in san francisco. and that money would go directly to supporting city college of san francisco. city college is the largest work force training center in san francisco. we train students. we also help students learn english as a second language and then of course one of our primary missions is to help students, particularly low income and underserved students, move on to 4 year institutions. we serve nearly 100,000 students in san francisco and are a tremendous resource, we think, for san francisco. the last couple years the state budget cuts we faced, $53 million in the last 3 years alone, have really made it a challenge for us to keep our doors open for san francisco students and this proposition a would make a tremendous difference in addressing our fiscal problems right now. >> understood. thank you. starchild, can you present some of the thoughts around the opposition? >> sure. we all believe in people getting an education and having those opportunities be affordable and accessible to them, but city college's financial probl
are looking at approximately 5 to 7 companies that are applying for the payroll tax exclusion this year, twitter being a big one. [speaker not understood] lane, zoosk, and i can't remember any of the others off the top of my head. but i know that the cac members have been engaging with executives at twitter at 1 king's lane. i'm p sure they are with the process of the negotiating with the city's administrator. they have increased meetings from once a month to twice a month to accommodate, you know -- we expect a flurry of companies that are going to be applying. and the cbas have to be signed by january 31st. so, it's going to be kind of a busy time of year. but as far as i know, you know, i don't have the latest up to date information, but i don't think any other companies have officially applied for the payroll tax exclusion. i might be wrong on that, but we are looking at about 5 to 7 that will apply. that's basically all i had. do you have any questions? >> no further questions. it would be great to get the lists of the companies that you think would be applying this year. i also un
consumption. in this year's election the city of richmond will vote on a tax for penny on sugary beverages.eqc to encourage healthier behavior and recover the cost of providing medical services to people who become sick from alcoholic abuse or unhealthy diets? >> no. >> london breed, no. [ laughter ] >> you are up first, right? >> miss johnson? >> i agree with london breed, no. i will say that the health care costs associated with alcohol and sugary drinks is what is the problem and we need to address the health care and insurance issues. i happen to be new york when mayor bloomberg announced he was going to restrict the amount of sugary drinks people can buy. people were very upset by that. i wonder how upset they would be if they knew they were collecting money because in new york they are not actually collecting money. because a lot of people who have these problems don't have a lot of money and the a lot of people that don't have a lot of money live in areas where they don't have access to healthy food and that is a lot more of a problem. now you are imposing even more money on th
. there are no increases to the highway... to the federal gas tax. >> it maintains existing structure. and it also maintains it beyond of life of safety-lu. so there is senator and we will not have to face a renewal of the gas tax on the expiration of map 21. >> as far as the implementation of safety-lu in the state of california. we are looking to see about the same level of funding over all as a state. of approximately $3 and a half billion under the two programs. but, the key issue is that the funding programs are distributed. the funding is distributed differently, and there is a tug of war going on right now as we speak between the state and the regions about how that funding will be distributed. so, and i will get to that in a moment. but the issue will be discussed in detail at the ctc meeting on september 26 and 27th in burning game. over all the proposal maintains the current level. -safetea-lu-calls for a 50/50 split for the funding sources which in the past had been funded two-thirds to the region and one-third to the state and this is primarily the surface transportation program which
is you implicate the public character of your office. if you're the tax collector, and you misrepresent your income on your income taxes, that's not purely private misconduct. that is a matter of public concern because it shows the public that it has a fox in the henhouse, essentially. that's very different, if, for example, you're an animal control officer and you misrepresent your income on your taxes. and think of it in reverse. what if you're an animal control officer. is there a relationship to the duties of your position if you're running a dog fight ring? in your private time? of course there is. no one wants michael vic in control of the animal control department. at the same time, if michael vic -- i'm sorry, at the same time if that person isn't fairly disclosing all of their income on income taxes, that may not have an official dimension. that may be purely private misconduct because there is no apparent overlap between the misconduct and the duties. chairperson hur explained i think quite eloquently his concern that the relationship test needs to be a bright line test. and t
it notified in a public circulation and thanks like that. you can't put it on the property tax rule. they do that because they understand the department's need, certain powers, there has to be balance and equity among certain groups. i guess the water department is able to put this on the property tax role too. without getting into details because i know my time is limited. there's a lot of things i'm uncovering. this just seemed quite unfair. it tilts the balance of fairness away from the property owners who are semi-innocent in this situation. >> your point is clear and we will take a look at that and get a report back. >> should i have -- i have the stuff you sent. would there be any help in me submitting this or no? >> yes, if you could give that to todd. >> okay. all right. thank you very much, appreciate your time. >> is there an appeal process for these kinds of issues? >> we do have todd, the assistant general services c.f.o. this is a commercial account as i recall it. so it goes through the standard procedure, and we are on a bimonthly billing cycle. we have a delinquency notice
it would be different for example for the tax collector and the sheriff. >> supervisor kim: let's keep the the tax collector out. if we are going to say that there're standards, which i'm not sure i agree with but if we agree it's standards relating to your specific office, specifically the sheriff's office, how do i delineate when it falls below the standards of decency? so what can guide us in the future when it's not a domestic violence? what can guide us in understanding when it falls below the standard of decency? that's what i'm trying to grapple with. >> i see. i think it is a discretionary decision. i think you can look to the case law, you can look to the norms of the city, the morass of the city. i think that it is, at bottom, a judgment call. there have been times, 50 years ago, when a sheriff committing a little arm grab truly would have been no big deal, right? the severity, the understood severity of that conduct has changed over time. and it may change again. i don't know. but there is no hard and fast, where you can look it up -- >> supervisor kim: and i appreciate your
were debating the twitter payroll tax break, there was a lot of discussion about that. and there are obviously some good things that came out of that. it's generating new jobs in the city, but you heard the downside that creates more pressure, especially the south of market and tenderloin markets in rents. also noted at the time puts pressure in two ways, one student housing and the other hotelization. thank you to supervisor [wao*-eufrpb/]'s leadership and your support. we did deal with the student housing problem a few weeks ago and today you have an opportunity to vote to end hotelization problem that has been bothering the city since the law passed in 1981. i think some of you already have this, but it's a bay citizen article and what is interesting about it is how it speaks to the economics of this. what it talks about is a woman, i don't give her name, but she goes to the landlord with a business proposition, i will give up a rental if you rent it and gave me 10% and the landlord says and at $225 a night when was a $2100 a month apartment is now $6700 a month ho
order, na's fine, we have the department of public health, the district attorney, the treasurer tax collector, the city attorney, the mayor, and then after the city departments, we do have someone from the board of equalize sashes that will address us around the tax issue and is the golden gate association which voluntarily responded to the civil grand jury. so, we'll start with olsc. and olsc is office labor standards enforcement. >> good afternoon, members of the committee, i appreciate your time and the opportunity to be here. i'm going to try to do a couple of things in quick succession, i will recap our responses to the civil grand jury report and then i was going take a moment to summarize the report that we issued in august on the 2011 data that was submitted to us, much of that has been discussed already so i'll try to get through that quickly and high lying a few things that haven't been addressed so far. with that, we were asked to respond to just six of the 13 findings from the civil grand jury so i'm going walk through those, the first finding indicated that the jury cou
agreement on an increase in the gas tax, the federal gas tax. but there is a clear need, as you saw in the plan, for new revenue. so, we picked up a new revenue, it's going to be user based. whether it's congestion pricing, whether it's vehicle miles per traveled tax, the same way that the insurance picture is going. you know, you pay for what you use. so, we think this is something that we need to stay ahead of because when the moment comes for these programs to be implemented subregionally or regionally, the city needs to have a clear picture what it wants to do, what the priority investment strategy should be with those revenues and how it wants to mode the way people use the system. we're still involved, but we are at an in between place where we're waiting for national/regional to catch up with us. >> thank you for that. >> commissioner olague, did you have any other question? >> yes, van ness vrt funding. >> vrt project i think is doing great in terms of having our locally preferred alternative identified and the federal transit administration has already given us -- given mta
misconduct because you as a body promulgate the laws here. if you file your tax returns late, if you default on a loan, and some of the members of the board have already posed this question, we're certainly happy to engage in answering any questions you may have, but the problem with the mayor's position is that it is not a workable standard. and it doesn't have any support in the law. that's why, when they tell you that our position, that you have to be in office in order to commit official misconduct is unsupported, they have to go to other jurisdictions to try to get some case law to support their position. and we submit to you that you don't have to look any further than the the case law here in california, and it's right there on page 150 of the mazzola decision, wherein the court of appeals said there has to be a violation or omission of a proscribed act committed while in office. if you're not in office, you there's nothing to measure the conduct against. and so for those reasons, we urge that you vote to reinstate the sheriff. thank you. >> president chiu: thank you, mr. kopp. i know
990 tax statements. at the least mr. renne should follow the lead and recuse himself from this discussion. but what i am asking you is to take this off of your calendar [buzzer] and transfer the cases to another jurisdiction. so that there is not perceived or real conflict of interest. thank you. >> i am allen grossman. the commission and its vast decisions and actions must set the standard of ethical behavior. and conduct expected for those in san francisco. and your behavior is in the commission by the san francisco voters. two items task the commission and executive director meet the standard they should exemplify. first one is for the handling of complaints for the sunshine ordinance. this is the first two submitted to the task force for review and comment. this one five months after your april joint meeting was not. you may not be aware that the task force has been unable to conduct business for four months because of lack of a handicap member and canceled their may meeting. and then appointed six new members, and since may the task force member has been held up by th
that includes [hr-ufrpl/]ry condominium for the ultra rich, corporate tax breaks, chain stores and parking garages, a vision for san francisco that doesn't include a lot of everyday people. it's getting to where students and seniors on fixed incomes and young families and teachers and firefighters and everyday folks can no longer afford to live in san francisco. we have a crisis of affordability here. i think the city's economic development polices have a lot to do with why we're starting job/housing imbalance when you are so focused on the power elite, the twitter tax breaks and not focused, which i think we need to start to do. on the economic development interests of our small businesses. which are the life blood of the san francisco economy 80% of our economy is small business along our commercial corridors and most jobs are created by small businesses each year. the city needs to reorient its economic polices towards small businesses and start to remove the red tape and stream-lining the permitting process and other ways to facilitate small businesses to thrive and survive in san fra
the full board approved the ordinance, as it has been amended. supervisor's wiener tax amendment for business properties, a business and tax and police code amendment and little bit of planning code amendment was heard. this would simplify the requirements for parking five or fewer spaces in a residential building. you recommended approval with minor modifications. your modifications were incorporated into the revised ordinance . this week the unanimously voted to approve the ordinance. also the car wash legislation, which would allow existing gas stations along 19th avenue to add car washes. this was recommended for approval with modifications by you. in this case the modifications were not incorporated into the ordinance. this week the board did approve it on final reading. there was a building code amendment that would change the threshold for efficiency size to be 70 square foot smaller than the current controls. this was heard by you guys as an informational item june 28th . this week it was continued again to november 20th to allow second reading wiener to continue to work
attorney to present, followed by the treasurer, tax collector and then the city attorney, so welcome. >> good afternoon, members of the committee, i stated in our response to the grand jury report the district attorney opened a preliminary review into possible consumer fraud issues related to the collection of surcharges back in 2011. in that review is still open and pending. we read with great interest the report of the grand jury and have requested that the foreperson provide us with the underlying documents from which the data were derived. our understanding is that he is consulting with the grand jury's counsel to work out privilege issues to determine whether this information can be related to us. we look forward to working with the grand jury and hopefully we'll be receiving as much as they can possibly provide to us without having any privilege issues. going forward, it is our understand hating the olse will be auditing employee's surcharges in the course of investigating employee complaints, about evaluations of the hcso, section 14.3 subsection d, the olse may refer consumer
to trade i want, typically owners don't sell their property because they will pay a large tax on the gain. one of the ways we structured the deal to help make the sale occur, because he did not want to sell the property, was by offering him some trade properties as an alternative to paying the taxes. that kind of sped up the whole process to allow him to consider the sale. ultimately he did trade in mot one of prologis's property but another. the timing is essential, where you have to have the cash up-front to do it. prologis picks up a lot of non-refundable moneys, ready to close on a five-day period. they brought the property all-cash, $21 million. >> thank you. thank you. are there other members of the publics who wish to speak on item number six? >> just a comment on mr. rosen's comment about east bay or other areas, one of the main revenue sources is the car division. to move to the east bay, whether it be oakland, hayward, san lorenzo, to have towed vehicles back and forth over the bay bridge or peninsula would decimate their ability to make any money. >> thank you. any other speake
the -- the tax collector finishes. so, we expect to be able to start doing that in -- it's supposed to be in by october, but i really don't know. we're really on hold until we get some relief from the tax collector's office. the big thing that we did do recently is we deployed some field inspector tablets to the field on a beta test site. so, we do have some inspectors that are field checking mobile tablet computers in the field with our existing inspection program. and it is the hope that we can enlarge the system. we have six tablets right now. there's only five of them being used in the field. one of them is being used for testing, but that we can hopefully find it -- the quirks in the system, in our existing system before we transfer it over to the new permit tracking system and then make sure that the tablets are the correct ones for the inspectors and not just another toy. and the other big thing that we did start and we kicked off was our mission quarter sugar room project. we had our kickoff meeting a couple weeks ago. the vendor has been given his notice to proceed. the equ
francisco state. i'm a firm beli#$í9bjez the powr of democracy. us. don't you think it's wrong that our tax dollarsg"gm are being misappropriated in order to it's wrong the vote of the supervisors commission has been hastened to take place prior to the november elections? imposing unnecessary pressure and potential bias in the decision? i believe there has been an abuse of power. i believe there should be justice. you want us to go out and vote. then bring back our sheriff. he stood for us, and we should stand with ross. >> president chiu: thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon, president chiu, honorable members of the board of supervisors, all of which are paying attention except for one that's playing with her ipad. my name is pedro fernÁndez, a former san francisco policeman, seen lots of domestic violence in this my time, been a victim of domestic violence. if bruised from being grabbed a couple of myáj÷girlfriends would be released on probation. you guys are building the gallows. you have the hammers, you have the nail and the wood. it's on you. you are the pontius pilot of this
it, that the building department can go after these crooks who are avoiding the hotel tax and avoiding all of the planning laws and this ordinance? so i would urge that even be stronger and that there be enough fines and fees that you can have inspectors and enforcement that would have a lot of teeth in it. currently i don't see that in this ordinance strong enough. so i am again a landlord and i completely support this. thank you. >> next speaker. >> good afternoon supervisors, terry frye. i sent this to you. i emailed this to you this morning, but i would like to read it outloud here and i forget to send it to you supervisor chiu, but i will when i get home. dear supervisors converting rentals into short-term rentals is unconscionable. i see no permits for the work in my piggly-wiggly. how can they completely remodel an apartment, including replacing kitchen and bathroom fixtures without permits? this is absolutely depleting the rental stock in san francisco and with these the store term rentals there will be less people voting in my district, as they will not be inc
a good neighbor, wants to continue as a good neighbor so there will be added sound-proofing. 30 jobs, tax revenues. i think this is a great project. we request this be sent to the full board with recommendation that it be granted. >> thank you, mark. supervisor wiener, you here on this? >> thank you, mr. chairman. i'm here to express my full support for the transfer. while i do not want to in any way speak for my colleagues, i know that supervisor kim, supervisor campos, supervisor olage are in support. this is very broadly supported in the community and recommend the liquor license transfer. >> the department? any comments on this one? >> [ indiscernible ] >> great, same conditions. i assume you have no problems with the conditions. >> we were fine with the conditions. >> great. public comment on this item? please step forward. mr. clerk, we will go with two minutes. >> good morning. my name is troy bernais, president of the castro lions club. we are strong supporters of the eagle. we have been for many, many years. they have been supporters of us because what we do is have fundraisers t
treasure and tax collector and to the response board of equalization, with regards to finding number 4, we disagree, there's process in place at olse to collect, analyze and report on employer's surcharge data in compliance with provisions, it increased olse's budget. with regards to fundbacker finding number 5, again, respectfully disagreeing, olse's 2011 annual form, employees were asked to report to surcharge collections and expenditures for employee health benefits in 2011, effective 2012 in january as per an amendment to the schonf the amount of surcharges collected for employee health care exceeds the amount spent on employee health care tha, employer must irrevocably pay and designate that amount equal to that amount. finding number 6, partially disagree, the board of supervisors defers to the response of olse, and it is as follows, the ordinance regulates surcharges imposed on customers to cover in whole or in part the cost of the health care, it is difficult in some circumstances which of any portion of a surcharge is imposed for customers for this specific purpose, however, the o
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